The Therapeutic Purposes of Reminiscence

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'I was impressed with the accessibility of the book, offering a guided tour through the history, context and purposes of reminiscence therapy, the range of applications from promoting social and emotional stimulation to reminiscence as psychotherapy. It also provides a brief overview of its theoretical underpinnings... As a book for health professionals interested in reminiscence work, it is a must for the shelf... most importantly it emphasizes the need for adequate training and supervision for those undertaking this type of work... the authors [also] provide a very good working guide to the assessment process' - Aging and Health

In this practical and accessible book, leading exponents of reminiscence work de

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803976429
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/22/1999
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Purposes
The History and Development of Reminiscence-Based Activities
The 3Cs - Client, Carer, Context
Reminiscence To Encourage Spontaneous Conversation between Clients
Reminiscence To Encourage Informal Conversation between Staff and Clients
Reminiscence as Fun
Reminiscence To Promote Emotional and Social Stimulation
Reminiscence To Promote Emotional and Social Stimulation with People Who Are Severely Disorientated
Individual Reminiscence Work
Reminiscence To Create Group Cohesion
Reminiscence To Teach People How to Use Groups Effectively
Reminiscence To Re-Use Old Skills or Learn New Ones
Reminiscence as Oral History To Maintain or Improve Skills
Reminiscence To Aid Intergenerational Communication
Reminiscence To Achieve Cultural Legacy
Reminiscence and Spirituality
Reminiscence in Assessment and Treatment
Reminiscence in the Assessment Process
Reminiscence as Psychotherapy
Reminiscence for Life Review
Reminiscence To Aid the Creation of a Positive Identity
Reminiscence To Aid Communication between a Person with a Disability and Their Family
Reminiscence To Train Staff in Groupwork or To Improve Staff Groupwork Skills
Reminiscence To Improve Staff Understanding of the Individual and Reminiscence as the Working Philosophy of the Unit
Finishing Time - 'People and Listening to People...'

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